OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT
Why should I study this subject?
The OCR Cambridge Technicals in IT Level 3 offer students a more in-depth look at ICT in the modern workplace, and give an insight into its role in specialist careers. As an alternative to Applied GCE, or similar exam-based courses, these qualifications provide on-going learning and assessment of the practical skills and knowledge required to succeed in ICT-related careers.
Most students will complete the Certificate over 2 years which is equivalent to 1 A level. The qualification is made up of 2 compulsory units and 4 optional units. Students may also work for 3 units over 1 year to achieve an AS level equivalent.
Unit 1 – Communication and employability skills in IT – provides an understanding of the skills an employer wants.
Unit 2 – Information systems – how to make use of information held in the workplace.
Website production – plan and create a website using Dreamweaver
2D Computer animation production – Create a short animation
Spread sheet modelling – learn to use spread sheets to solve complex problems
IT technical support – learning about how a help desk is managed